Welcome to this course on malaria. We hope you will find it valuable and help you improve your practice in managing malaria.
Malaria has plagued humanity for thousands of years and is still a devastatingly deadly disease to this day. Malaria is responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths every year, and every 30 seconds, a child in Africa dies of malaria. As a pharmacist, you are an essential member of the healthcare workforce, with vital roles to play in preventing, caring for, and managing these malaria patients.
This course aims to up-skill you in the topics of disease control, recognition of symptoms, treatments, management and more whilst promoting positive changes to your practice. We hope that by the end of the course, you are empowered to utilise expert knowledge to ensure your patients are provided with the best possible education and support you can give them. In doing so, you contribute positively to the global efforts to control and eliminate malaria.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Apply epidemiology and pathogenesis in the prevention and management of malaria.
- Recognise cases of malaria in the community based on symptoms.
- Demonstrate knowledge of anti-malarial pharmacotherapy in the selection of appropriate treatment regimens.
- Explain the role of pharmacists in the prevention and management of malaria
Before we begin, have a go at completing the baseline quiz. This quiz aims solely to measure your baseline understanding before taking the course. There will be another quiz at the end of the course to compare scores and check your progress. Please note that you can only attempt this quiz once.